Hariprasad became 80 the this year. A good moment for this unique solo album of the world legend bansuri master from India.
Hariprasad Chaurasia is an Indian virtuoso flautist in the Hindustani
tradition, born 1 July 1938 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. 'Ajanma' takes a unique place in the discography of the North Indian flute legend. The recording was captured in a small 16th century Church in Rhoon, Netherlands in June 2014, which is well known for the character and quality of it's acoustics. This double CD is comprised of two solo improvisations accompanied by a tanpura and a short piece of flute without the usual tanpura drone. The deliberate omission of a percussion accompaniment allows PANDIT HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA to take his flute on an intimate journey, carrying the listener through the honesty, density of colour and lyrical architecture of the world of sound.
HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA's patience and the purity of his musical mind enable him to use his flute to illuminate the landscapes of the listener's imagination, making this recording a truly profound, intimate and meditative communication with the maestro.'
Granvat is a Belgian art platform curated by the brothers Stijn & Bert Cools (Book of Air vvolk). A music collection of improvised music, world music, ambient, folk, beats & electronic music.